Lions to stage parade
One tradition ends and another custom continues. After organizing the Alexandria Santa Claus for about 25 years, Le Club Richelieu will not stage the event this year. However, the popular procession will return under the auspices of the Alexandria and District Lions Club. Cassie Depratto-Nutt, who heads the July 1 parade committee, has taken on the leadership of the Christmas parade committee. The parade is set for Sunday, December 2 at 6 p.m. “Hats off to the Richelieu for doing this for some many years,” says Mrs. Depratto-Nutt. The Lions took over after Le Club Richelieu concluded it no longer had sufficient volunteers to present the parade. For more information, call Cassie Depratto-Nutt at 613-525-3208.